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2011 U.S. Open at Congressional

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty

The world's best golfers take on Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. in the 111th U.S. Open.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, kisses the trophy
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, kisses the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, right, celebrates his
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, right, celebrates his eight-stroke victory with his father Gerry McIlroy on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off from
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off from the tenth hole during the final round of the 111th US Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Jason Day of Australia reacts to a shot
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Jason Day of Australia reacts to a shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, marks his ball
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, marks his ball on the 12th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Y.E. Yang of Korea tees off on the
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Y.E. Yang of Korea tees off on the fourth hole during the final round of the 111th US Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is surrounded by
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is surrounded by fans and media as he walks to the fifth tee box during the final round of the 111th US Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 19, 2011)

Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the
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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Steve Stricker watches his tee shot on the
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Steve Stricker watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Lee Westwood of England watches his tee shot
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Lee Westwood of England watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Lee Westwood of England waits with his caddie
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Lee Westwood of England waits with his caddie Billy Foster on the second hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Amateur Brad Benjamin waits on a green with
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Amateur Brad Benjamin waits on a green with his caddie Jeff Hall during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Edoardo Molinari of Italy watches his tee shot
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Edoardo Molinari of Italy watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, reacts to his putt
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Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, reacts to his putt on the first green during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 18, 2011)

Alexandre Rocha of Brazil watches his tee shot
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Alexandre Rocha of Brazil watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, chips out of the
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Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, chips out of the sand to the second green during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 18, 2011)

Amateur Brad Benjamin waits on a green with
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Amateur Brad Benjamin waits on a green with his caddie Jeff Hall during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 18, 2011)

The main leaderboard shows Rory McIlroy's score of
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The main leaderboard shows Rory McIlroy's score of 13 under par during the second round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rory Sabbatini of South Africa lines up a
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Rory Sabbatini of South Africa lines up a shot on the 13th green during the second round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Robert Rock of England walks off the 18th
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Robert Rock of England walks off the 18th green during the second round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot from the rough on the 18th hole during the second round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Sergio Garcia of Spain hits his tee shot
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Sergio Garcia of Spain hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Robert Dinwiddie, of England, chips to the 11th
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Robert Dinwiddie, of England, chips to the 11th green during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Bubba Dickerson chips to the 11th green during
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Bubba Dickerson chips to the 11th green during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Robert Rock hits a tee shot during the
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Robert Rock hits a tee shot during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Phil Mickelson tees off from the tenth hole
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Phil Mickelson tees off from the tenth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Retief Goosen reacts to his drive from the
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Retief Goosen reacts to his drive from the eighth tee during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rory McIlroy smiles as he walks off the
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Rory McIlroy smiles as he walks off the 11th green during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rory McIlroy reacts to his eagle on the
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Rory McIlroy reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open. (June 17, 2011)

Rory McIlroy reacts to his eagle on the
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Rory McIlroy reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Phil Mickelson watches his approach shot from the
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Phil Mickelson watches his approach shot from the sixth fairway during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rory McIlroy watches a putt on the fifth
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Rory McIlroy watches a putt on the fifth green during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Miguel Angel Jimenez hits his tee shot on
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Miguel Angel Jimenez hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Scott Hend watches his shot to the fifth
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Scott Hend watches his shot to the fifth green during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rickie Fowler hits his tee shot on the
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Rickie Fowler hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Aaron Baddeley watches his tee shot on the
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Aaron Baddeley watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Sergio Garcia hits from a bunker on the
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Sergio Garcia hits from a bunker on the 11th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 17, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches a shot
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches a shot during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Kyung-Tae Kim of South Korea watches his tee
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Kyung-Tae Kim of South Korea watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Peter Hanson of Sweden watches his tee shot
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Peter Hanson of Sweden watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Mark Wilson watches his tee shot on the
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Mark Wilson watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Rory Sabbatini of South Africa reacts to a
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Rory Sabbatini of South Africa reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 15th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Scott Barr of Australia hits a shot on
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Scott Barr of Australia hits a shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Rickey Fowler lines up his putt on the
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Rickey Fowler lines up his putt on the first green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Kyung-Tae Kim of South Korea watches his tee
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Kyung-Tae Kim of South Korea watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Ian Poulter, of England, watches his drive from
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Ian Poulter, of England, watches his drive from the second tee during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Bo Van Pelt watches his tee shot on
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Bo Van Pelt watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Ben Crane watches his tee shot on the
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Ben Crane watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club. (June 16, 2011)

Y.E. Yang walks across the 11th green during
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Y.E. Yang walks across the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Ryan Palmer reacts to his approach shot on
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Ryan Palmer reacts to his approach shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open. (June 16, 2011)

Graeme McDowell lines up a putt on the
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Graeme McDowell lines up a putt on the fourth green during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Amateur Peter Uihlein celebrates after holing his approach
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Amateur Peter Uihlein celebrates after holing his approach shot on the fifth hole for eagle during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Johan Edfors hits his tee shot on the
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Johan Edfors hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Bubba Watson waits his turn to hit from
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Bubba Watson waits his turn to hit from the 13th tee during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Ryo Ishikawa stretches on the 16th hole during
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Ryo Ishikawa stretches on the 16th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Adam Scott, left, celebrates his shot to the
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Adam Scott, left, celebrates his shot to the 13th green with caddie Steve Williams during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Scorekeeper Clint Siemens looks through the scoreboard along
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Scorekeeper Clint Siemens looks through the scoreboard along the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Marc Turnesa of Rockville Centre hits his tee
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Marc Turnesa of Rockville Centre hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Padraig Harrington reacts to a missed putt on
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Padraig Harrington reacts to a missed putt on the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Stewart Cink hits his tee shot on the
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Stewart Cink hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Martin Kaymer plays a bunker shot on the
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Martin Kaymer plays a bunker shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Ryo Ishikawa hits from the fairway on the
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Ryo Ishikawa hits from the fairway on the 14th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Fredrik Jacobson hits a tee shot on the
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Fredrik Jacobson hits a tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Various national flags are displayed above a leaderboard
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Various national flags are displayed above a leaderboard during the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

Stewart Cink looks out from under his umbrella
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Stewart Cink looks out from under his umbrella on the 10th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. (June 16, 2011)

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